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Religion and Spirituality


Why “American Gospel: Christ Alone” is dividing Netflix viewers

Source:  Decider A new documentary on Netflix is stirring up controversy for its portrayal of religion, faith, and Christianity in America. "American Gospel: Christ Alone," a 2018 film that arrived on Netflix last month, is dividing viewers between those who think the...

New documentary provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican

Source:  PBS Filmed over the course of the fifth year of Pope Francis’s papacy, "Inside the Vatican" provides a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the city-state. From the Pope himself to the head of security, the nuns who serve the homeless, the choristers of the...

“Say Amen, Somebody” sings the praises of gospel music

Source:  Los Angeles Times What has been a very good year for gospel music on film is about to get better.  First came the release of “Amazing Grace,” the record of a legendary 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel performance in Los Angeles, and now comes the re-release of the...

New doc­u­mentary enters the rings of boxing and religion

Source:  NY1 Boxing is a brutal sport so why do many fighters turn to religion as they engage in such violence?  A new documentary aims to find out. Craig Tubiolo spent three years working on "Ring of Faith."  He’s the Director of Programming and Production at DeSales...

How a modern exorcist fights evil

Source:  The Atlantic In the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, the Vatican’s most prominent exorcist fights the true essence of evil.  Father Raffaele Talmelli is engaged in an age-old tradition, but he takes a decidedly unorthodox approach to battling demons. Ivan...

Meet the controversial guru who wants to upgrade civilization

Source:  VICE Thirty-year-old Bentinho Massaro has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, supporters that the spiritual guru gained through his teachings about self-realization, enlightenment, and the idea of upgrading civilization. While some of...

The Satanic Temple is finally getting its big screen moment

Source:  TheWrap Let’s get a few things out of the way about The Satanic Temple, the religious/activist group at the center of “Hail Satan,” which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Members of The Satanic Temple say they don’t actually worship Satan or...